At the coastline of Niigata, it is specially snowy and cold in the winter.

Long ago there was a settlement which sunk into the sea because of coastal erosion.

We call this natural phenomenon “Namikake” in Niigata dialect. It has occurred once in several decades.

As long as the coast erosion continues to occur, there is no permanence to this terrain. This beach is resisting conformity.

These photographs have tried to explore what is the real with the land, and also approach how the terrain is formed, and constantly changed.

— Arito Nishiki